REDUCE COSTS BY             OUTSOURCING SOLAR             PROJECT MANAGEMENT01/18/2011   Yann Brandt & Rich Milanese
Overview   The opportunity   Barriers in Project Completion     Corporate Hurdles     Technical Hurdles   Solar proje...
Rooftop Real Estate   3B square feet of roofs      replaced annually   5GW annual potential   Roofing systems are the  ...
Corporate Hurdles   Appropriate staffing for construction       Right experience and knowledge   Juggling the staff ver...
Technical Hurdles   Understanding roofing systems and solar       Maintaining and/or extending roofing warranties      ...
Solar Project Costs   Engineering           Structural             How much ballast?             How many penetrations...
Solar Project Costs   Product           Modules             Pricing actively varying across products and availability  ...
Solar Project Costs   Manage construction margins       Reduce procurement of larger costs products   Scope constrictio...
Advantage of Outsourcing    Reducing costs of staff (salaries & benefits)    Community purchasing      Create bulk purc...
Questions & DiscussionPlease enter your questions into the Q&A chat window      About Braya Solar Group:          Newly ...
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Are you tired of worrying about all the nuts and bolts of your solar power project?

This presentation will teach you how to properly outsource solar project management and what this process will mean for you. Learn how PhotoVoltaic system owners benefit from lower system costs, greater control on schedule and budget, and higher quality - while freeing up valuable time to develop your next solar project.

This webinar is free, and intended for solar power developers of all sizes.

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  1. 1. REDUCE COSTS BY OUTSOURCING SOLAR PROJECT MANAGEMENT01/18/2011 Yann Brandt & Rich Milanese
  2. 2. Overview The opportunity Barriers in Project Completion  Corporate Hurdles  Technical Hurdles Solar project management costs  Scopes  Margins  Procurement Overcoming the project barriers
  3. 3. Rooftop Real Estate 3B square feet of roofs replaced annually 5GW annual potential Roofing systems are the host sites and partner
  4. 4. Corporate Hurdles Appropriate staffing for construction  Right experience and knowledge Juggling the staff versus lacking backlog  How to have the right quantity of team on staff Geographic diversity  Pursuing projects in variety of markets
  5. 5. Technical Hurdles Understanding roofing systems and solar  Maintaining and/or extending roofing warranties  Building solar assets on schedule and on time Managing project value chain  Engineering to procurement  Subcontractor selection to interconnection
  6. 6. Solar Project Costs Engineering  Structural  How much ballast?  How many penetrations and impact on roofing?  Electrical  Most efficient and cost effective point of interconnection  Maximize energy output at the lowest installation cost Interconnection  Application  Get ahead of slow utility processes to keep schedule intact  Utility upgrade  Properly budget and plan for any required upgrades
  7. 7. Solar Project Costs Product  Modules  Pricing actively varying across products and availability  Inverter  Most important product in solar installation  Racking  Varied designs, pricing, and roofing impact  Balance of Systems Contracting  Mechanical  Efficient racking installations  Electrical  Capabilities measured by bonding ability and experience
  8. 8. Solar Project Costs Manage construction margins  Reduce procurement of larger costs products Scope constriction of subcontractors  Investing in thorough engineering to create scope certainty Ensure schedule conformity  Keep contractors and suppliers on schedule
  9. 9. Advantage of Outsourcing  Reducing costs of staff (salaries & benefits)  Community purchasing  Create bulk purchasing of products  Build backlog for subcontractors  Project Development  Develop projects without regard for geographic concerns  Customer acquisition  Reduce facility concerns  Maintain roofing warranties and keep roofing longevity
  10. 10. Questions & DiscussionPlease enter your questions into the Q&A chat window  About Braya Solar Group:  Newly formed venture in October 2011  Experienced rooftop solar professionals  Background in roofing contracting  Formerly an EPC focused on rooftop solar  Active with roofing trade associations  Board Member to RISE Solar Certification  Staff Consultant to Roofing Center and PV Task Force  Scope and margin reduction should not result in lower quality systems

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